Jan 202014

Frances D. Chacon, 92, of Winslow, recently residing in Chandler with family, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. today (Jan. 17), with the funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winslow. Interment will follow at Desert View Cemetery in Winslow.
Born to Lucas and Matilda Dominguez on Oct. 19, 1921, in El Paso, Texas, she relocated to Winslow as a young child. As the oldest of nine, she obtained odd jobs in an effort to assist her parents during the Great Depression.
In 1951, she married the love of her life, Encarnacion (Chuck) Chacon, and remained in Winslow where she reared her children until she returned to work in 1971 to help in the family run business, Store for Men, Inc.
As a member of the Rosary Altar Society for 35 years, Catholic Daughters for 74 years and a Eucharistic Minister, she was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Resurrection Parish.
While known for her humility, she took pride in the way she carried herself with elegance, Avon skin care and occasionally a new pair of shoes.
She was the embodiment of faith, devotion, service to her community and above all, unconditional love for family and friends.
Survivors include her four children, John Chacon of Mesa, Mary Lopez of Chandler, Eddie Chacon (Terry) of Redlands, Calif., and Sarah Andrews (Jim) of Phoenix; her sister, Clara O’Campo of San Bernardino, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Mary Dominguez of Hayward, Calif.; her brother-in-law, Wilfred Otero of Los Lunas, N.M.; and her cousin, Angie Diaz of Bellflower, Calif.; along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Lupe, Cynthia, Nicole, Jay, Rene, Matthew, Christina, Brandon, Elizabeth, and Eric; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and countless others who have come to call her Nana.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Encarnacion Chacon; her grandson, Steven Lopez; her parents, Lucas and Matilda Dominguez; her siblings, Jose, Jose Dolores, Leonor, Isidoro, Lucas, Joe and Cecelia; and her son-in-law, Tomas Lopez.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.